The sunny, warm weather expected for this first real weekend of summer will undoubtedly lead to crowded beaches in South Jersey, but the loudest action this weekend will take place off the coast.

The Atlantic City Offshore Grad Prix, featuring more than forty 50-foot powerboats racing at speeds in excess of 100 mph, returns to Atlantic City for the first time since 1989.

Racing begin Friday and run through Sunday afternoon's Grand Prix main event. The races begin and end at the Farley State Marina at the Golden Nugget and should be visible from anywhere on the Atlantic City Beach and Boardwalk. See the race schedule and more information.

Here's a look at some of the weekend's other highlights.....

Concert, Shows and Appearances:

- Resorts: Bachman & Turner, Sat.6/22

- Borgata: Tracy Morgan, Sat. 6/22

-Ocean City Music Pier: Canadian Brass, Sun 6/23

Other Stuff:

- Galloway: Family Movie Night, Showtime is 9 PM for Madagascar 3 at the Galloway Municipal Complex – Patriot Lake!

-Atlantic City: Cal-Ital Summer Wine Fest, Golden Nugget Casino, Fri-Sun. 6/21-23

-Atlantic City: World Championships of Sand Sculpting, Missouri Ave & the Beach 10a-7p thru 6/30

-Atlantic City: Free Concert Series, Gardner's Basin, Sat. 6/22 noon 'til dusk

- Ventnor: Summer teen activities, 11am, Ventnor Library

-Absecon: Barbeque Fun Day, Presbyterian Church< New Jersey & Wyoming Ave's, noon to 4pm, Sat. 6/22

-Hammonton: "Urinetown: The Musical", Eagle theater, Fri & Sat 6/21-22